Scotland vs Czech Republic - Live Stream
Patrik Schick scored twice, including a stunning strike from just inside the opposition half, to earn the Czech Republic a 2-0 win against Scotland in Monday's Euro 2020 clash.
Scotland are competing in their first major tournament in 23 years and had the backing of around 12,000 spectators on home soil at Hampden Park.
However, Schick's header late in the first half and an incredible second goal from 49.7 yards – the longest recorded at the Euros since records began in 1980 – soon dampened the spirits of the vast majority inside the venue.
Steve Clarke's side hit the crossbar through a Jack Hendry effort in between Schick's brace, but Scotland offered little else in response as the Czech Republic joined England – 1-0 winners over Croatia on Sunday – on three points at the top of Group D.
David Marshall's penalty heroics helped Scotland book their place in the finals and the goalkeeper was required after 16 minutes to push Schick's shot past the post.
A rare first-half chance came and went for the hosts at the other end when Andy Robertson was played in on the overlap but denied by a Tomas Vaclik save.
But it was the visitors who took the lead just before half-time as Schick towered above Grant Hanley to guide Vladimir Coufal's cross into the bottom-left corner.
Marshall was called into action twice in the early stages of the second period to keep out Schick and then Vladimir Darida in the space of 24 seconds.
Scotland responded well and hit the crossbar through Hendry's clipped effort from range, swiftly followed by a clawed safe from Vaclik to prevent a Tomas Kalas own goal.
Any hopes Clarke's side had of taking a point from their opener were extinguished by Schick, though, as the lively forward spotted Marshall off his line and scored one of the competition's most memorable goals.
Vaclik denied both Lyndon Dykes and then Hanley as the Czechs saw things through to snap a three-game losing run against Scotland.
Will this West Ham player be the dangerman for the Czech Republic today?
Vladimír Coufal has had a impressive season with West Ham and @MCATEER4 has identified the wing-back as the player to watch for the Czech Republic! #beINEURO2020 #EURO2020 #SCOCZE— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) June 14, 2021
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Matt Critchley has a little more on the team news!
The atmosphere is building at Hampden Park! @MattCritchley1 has the team news, including a few interesting omissions from the Scotland team. #beINEURO2020 #EURO2020 #SCOCZE— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) June 14, 2021
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No Kieran Tierney starting today! Interesting...
So who are you backing with just over an hour to go! Scotland seem to be the favourites so far!
The players are out on the pitch! Excitement is rising at Hampden Park!
So this should get you in the mood if you are a Scotland fan!
Good afternoon! Welcome to the live blog for Scotland vs Czech Republic! A huge day for Scotland at Hampden Park! Join me for all the build-up, team news and even some video content from this Group D contest.